Tag Archives: Ecole des Beaux-Arts

En fonte

Until January 13, 2013, the musée d’Orsay has an exhibit about architect Victor Baltard: Iron and Paintbrush. Baltard (1805 – 1874) trained at the prestigious École des beaux-arts in Paris and he won the Prix de Rome in 1833. The … Continue reading

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Nature morte

French artist Ignace Henri Jean Fantin-Latour was born on January 14, 1836. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and honed his skills by copying masters at the Louvre. While working there, he became friends with several luminaries … Continue reading

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Il y a du monde au balcon

French architect Jean-Louis Charles Garnier was born on November 6, 1825. His parents were working-class folk, a fact that Garnier tried to bury. During brilliant studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Garnier won the Prix de Rome. He … Continue reading

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Un violon d’Ingres

French Neoclassical painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (angruh) was born on August 29, 1780. He saw himself as a painter of historical and mythological scenes, but he is best remembered for the portraits that he considered an “inferior” form of art. He … Continue reading

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